On Your Bike

Cycle to historic Charlestown from Pentewan

Today is a particularly stunning Spring day in Cornwall. Birds are singing, the sun is shining and the air is perfectly crisp. If I wasn't sitting here typing away I think I would like to be on my bike heading down the Pentewan Cycle Trail. We have a few of these in Cornwall and it really is a great way to see the countryside and coast.

Hire or buy bikes from Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire

The Pentewan Cycle Trail takes in the wonderfully varied south Cornwall with shorter flat routes through the valley to more challenging routes to some of Cornwall's most famous sites. Pentewan village is lovely with a beach, pub, cafe. Its quiet and charming and there you will find Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire. They offer bikes to rent for or for sale at reasonable rates for adults and children, with hybrids and accessories available.

Cycle routes to Mevagissey, historic fishing village

One of the most popular routes on from Pentewan is to the fishing village of Mevagissey. Quintessential Cornwall with fish and chips and olde worlde pubs! Watch the fishing boats bob around in the harbour.

historic Charleston, the location for the filming Poldark

Or you can cycle to Charlestown, a famous film location with its tall ships and period setting. You may recognise the surroundings from Poldark, or be lucky enough to catch them filming. Really great places to eat here too, you'd be spoilt for choice. You can also cycle on to St Austell, where you'll find a cinema, bowling alley and shops - ideal if the weather takes a turn!

St Austell, Cornwall by bike

St Austell, Cornwall by bike


This part of Cornwall is rugged in its beauty. You can cycle around the clay trails, a strange landscape full of man made hills and stunning coastal views. Often a really peaceful place to get away too.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan are another popular destination, just voted 'Garden of the Year' by the BBC's Countryfile magazine. The garden has been lovingly restored, with a Victorian formal garden, a beautiful orchard and the wild tropics of an exotic garden to explore - complete with boardwalk. Watch out for the sleeping giant too.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan by bike

Another jewel in Cornwall's crown, the Eden Project can be cycled to from Pentewan. A really interesting place to visit, what they have managed to achieve with the empty craters of a China clay pit is amazing! An impressive tropical biome and a Mediterranean one too provide an immersive experience. Wonderfully warm to escape to in the cold and great educational fun for all ages. In the summer they hold music concerts and in the winter you can go ice skating, brill.

The Eden Project by Bike

To find out more about the routes you can do from Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire just check out the cycle hire website.

 Pentewan Valley Cycle Hire for the picturesque family friendly trail

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